Usually putting together a layout for a printed document would be completed in a desktop publishing package such as Adobe InDesign, however for some smaller projects like a single page article it is sometimes quicker to produce it right inside Illustrator to save switching back and forwards between applications. Using the Text Wrap feature within Adobe Illustrator you can quickly and easily format your text to harmonise with your photographs and images.
Posts from April, 2008
It’s time for another vector freebie, these four women silhouettes have been created with a trendy style similar to the colour blindness tests that make use of a variety of coloured circles to make up an object or shape.
Feel free to post up links to examples of how you put these vectors to use in your own work!
Adobe Illustrator has some nifty built in features when it comes to working in three dimensions. This example gives a quick walkthrough on using such features to create a 3D rotatable globe, allowing the earth to be revolved in order to show the desired countries and continents.
One of my favourite ‘styles’ in web design is one that takes inspiration from traditional media such as paper and cardboard. Using scans and images of paper provides an informal, cut-and-paste collage feeling to the design giving the site more of a personal and hand-crafted image – quite opposite to the clean and shiny trend of other web design styles. Here are 25 good examples of this super cool paper based effect put into practice.
A reader commented on a previous post with the great idea of creating a tutorial on how to produce vector illustrations in the style of the safety cards found in aircraft, as seen on examples from Airtoons.com. Follow this step by step guide to creating your own illustrations, ready for the combination with comedy captions!
Long time subscribers may remember a post from a while back; Six Months of Blog.SpoonGraphics. I thought it would be fitting one year from the start of the blog to present a few more stats and snippets of information, plus, ask you the readers what you would like to see on the site in the future!